Akron, Canton, & Youngstown/Chesapeake Western ICC caboose HO scale kit AC&Y-1
Built by International Car Company in 1947 at Kentron Ohio to AC&Y's proprietary design and numbered 60-65 these six Cabooses were the AC&Y's "signature" cars. These six ICC cabooses were unique in that they rode on timkin sealed rolloer bearing swing motion double elliptical leaf spring caboose trucks. this was due to the AC&Y's close relationship with Timkin, Two of them were rebuilt to serve on the Chesapeake Western as their numbers 8 and 9 after Norfolk and Western took control of the AC&Y. It is to my understanding that none of these were repainted and wore any Norfolk & Western paint scheme.
Two of these unique cabooses survive. One that was restored by the AC&Y Historical society and placed on display at Copley Township Park adjecent to the Preserved Copley Depot.
The other was Chesapeake Western No.8 and was located in a park in North Carolina until purchased and moved to a business in Winston-Salem NC. Allthough she still survives, her condition is in dismay.
Her fate is still unknown
This is a Injection molded resin kit with metal etchings, Kadee Coupler boxes, Well detailed instructions, and a list of additional needed supplies to build this unique caboose.
Prototypically correct Timken sealed roller bearing caboose trucks are in design for production and will be availble soon.
How to order
We are now taking pre orders for this unique caboose for start of shipping by mid June/Early July. This is a limited run.
Shipping is Priority mail with tracking.
ETA for start of shipping Mid June/Early July 2020
Instructions and a breif history are included in this kit. If you are building a specific car it is best to use photos of that specific car. Great resources for modeling this car as well as the railroad itself can be obtained at the AC&Y Historical Sociaty and from the books the Akron,Canton,& Youngstown/Akron & Barberton Belt Line as well as the cabooses of the Norfolk & Western.